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Research Assistant II

Company: San Diego State University Research Foundation
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

San Diego State University Research FoundationResearch Assistant IIUS-CA-Chula VistaJob ID: 2021-11724Type: Full-Time Contract# of Openings: 2Category: Research/ProjectSouth Bay Latino Research CenterOverviewThe South Bay Latino Research Center (SBLRC) seeks to promote and expedite research that improves cardiovascular disease outcomes in low-income Hispanic/Latinos living in the border region of San Diego. The SBLRC is considered the community-based clinical research field site within San Diego State University (SDSU) where research activities are conducted. The SBLRC primarily focuses on epidemiologic, behavioral, and genetic research in an effort to improve health, well-being, and the care delivered to Hispanic/Latinos who are at risk for, or have, cardiometabolic conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Housed within the SBLRC, the Hispanic Community Health Study/ Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is a multi-center, interdisciplinary epidemiological study of Hispanic/Latino populations in the United States sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and other institutions, centers, and offices of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goals of the HCHS/SOL study include further study of the prevalence and development of chronic disease in Hispanics/Latinos, the role of acculturation in health conditions, and to identify factors that play protective or harmful roles in health among Hispanics/Latinos. This longitudinal cohort study is intended to address a wide variety of health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, and diabetes, among others. The target population recruited from the South Bay area of San Diego County includes over 4,000 persons of Hispanic origin between the ages of 18-74.ResponsibilitiesThe Research Assistant/Health Interviewer II is responsible for but not limited to: Annual Follow up Interviews and Participant Scheduling: 80%Record study participants' contact information, track correct address, and telephone numbers of contacts, ascertain participant's vital status, document medical events/hospitalizations, conduct health questionnaires and record life events during the annual follow up interviews. Screen and schedule participants for the study visits. Perform other duties as assigned by direct supervisor such as assist in the preparation of retention related mailings, process annual follow-up incentives, and schedule and prepare materials for home visits. Prepare mailings for unable to locate participants; prepare materials to be used for tracking participants call logs. Maintain and update the appointment log and appointment calendars, review call logs and assign to evening and weekend calls. Conduct updates on new cases/files of participants by entering notes and data entry in the data management and tracking system. File and organize study records. Maintain quality and confidentiality of data collected and follow data entry protocols and guidelines. Administrative Duties: 20%Prepare materials and follow protocols for scanning of study materials. Assist the HCHS/SOL management team reviewing and adapting training materials as needed. Participate in study meetings and annual interviewers' trainings. Perform recruitment calls for study's ancillary studies. Other duties are assigned as needed.QualificationsCompletion of sufficient lower division coursework OR equivalent of one year related experience Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in public health or related field
  • Previous work experience in a research setting and/or in the filed of community health research studies
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (reading, writing and speaking) A background check (including a criminal records check) and Livescan (fingerprint) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets EmployerPI134246121

Keywords: San Diego State University Research Foundation, Chula Vista , Research Assistant II, Other , Chula Vista, California

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